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College of Health Sciences and Public Policy:
Graduate Certificate in Public Health

This certificate program allows you to gain skills to improve the well-being of people in their community and around the globe. You can explore public health perspectives, interpret data, and examine environmental health concerns. The coursework is developed in alignment with national standards. You can focus on fundamental principles and practices in public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, public health administration, and social/behavioral sciences. All credits earned from this certificate can be applied toward Walden’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

Certificate Requirements

  • 31 total quarter credits

Curriculum

  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
Quarter 1

PUBH 6005 - Perspectives on Health and the Developing Scholar-Practitioner

5 credits
Quarter 2

PUBH 6038 - Health Behavior Theory

5 credits

PUBH 6032 - SPSS Revealed

1 credits
Quarter 3

PUBH 6033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data

5 credits

PUBH 6031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership

5 credits
Quarter 4

PUBH 6035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health

5 credits

PUBH 6034 - Environmental Health: Local to Global

5 credits

*Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health and wish to enroll in the MPH program, must earn a C or better in PUBH 6005. Students who do not complete the certificate, must earn a or better in PUBH 6005 if they wish to transfer the course into the MPH program.

Note on Accreditation

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors acted at its September 6, 2019, meeting to accredit the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Walden University for a five-year term, based on an application for accreditation submitted on February 3, 2018. On June 5, 2020, the CEPH Board of Councilors accredited the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at Walden University, after reviewing an accreditation application submitted on April 21, 2020. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and programs of public health. CEPH accreditation provides assurance that the program has been evaluated and met accepted public health profession standards in practice, research, and service. For a copy of the final self-study document and/or final accreditation report, please contact the dean of the School of Health Sciences (adchshealth@mail.waldenu.edu).

Note on Certification

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health professionals. As the eligibility criteria may change periodically, students should visit https://www.nbphe.org/eligibility for more information about certification in public health. It is the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification. Walden makes no representations or guarantees that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification or practice as a public health professional in the state where they intend to practice.